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Alexandira, Virginia
CORDIA is a locally owned, top-ranked Executive/Professional Search, Contract Staffing and Outsourced Accounting Firm, run by ex-CFOs, Veteran Recruiting Experts and Accounting Firm Partners.  With three local offices (Washington, DC, Rockville, MD and Vienna, VA) we are well-positioned to help any level of client or job seeker.   

One of our clients - a local, growing and profitable development organization - is recruiting for a Controller to help direct and manage all of the company accounting, reporting and systems.


This position will give you the opportunity to use your accounting and reporting skills in a diverse and growing industry that involves construction, low-income housing tax credits, real estate, investments and more.

Job Summary
The Controller works closely with the CFO and manages the accounting team. This position, in collaboration with the CFO, is responsible for oversight of all lines of financial and risk management.  The Controller also maintains oversight of finance department operations.
Essential Functions

Property Management Oversight
  • Oversee monthly closing of property financials
  • Prepare and review files and work-paper packages for annual audits
  • Assist with preparation of annual property and project budgets
Real Estate Development
  • Prepare and review construction draw packages
  • Process construction invoices
Core Operations
  • Encourage and build trust, respect, and cooperation among team members
  • Supervise, manage, and evaluate the work of a team of two or more employees
  • Train and guide the work of other team members
  • Set performance standards and monitor performance
  • Supervise employees performing financial reporting, accounting, billing, payroll, and budgeting duties 
  • Effectively analyze costs and benefits related to potential actions
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments in area(s) of expertise
  • Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge
  • Prepare reports related to compliance matters 
  • Analyze financial records to improve efficiency, budgeting or planning
  • Monitor flow of cash or other resources
  • Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures
  • Prepare or direct preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, and reports required by regulatory agencies
  • Direct and assist other departments with  policy, procedure, control, and utilization of financial resources
  • Monitor financial activities and details, such as budgets, cash flow and reserve levels
  • Receive, record, and authorize requests for disbursements in accordance with company policy
  • Oversee payroll processes
  • Oversee aspects of insurance programs
  • Lead staff training and development in budgeting and financial management
  • Develop constructive working relationships with internal and external partners
  • Provide guidance and expert advice on organization finances, technical systems, or processes
  • Other duties as assigned
Experience Desired:
  • BS/BA in Accounting required
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in public accounting, accounting, finance or related field
  • Strategic business planning experience
  • Budget management
  • Accounting software experience
  • Business intelligence and data analysis software experience
  • Database reporting software
  • Expert level with Microsoft Excel and proficient with the entire Microsoft Office suite
Compensation & Culture:
  • $130,000 - $145,000 starting (total) compensation 
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Small, flexible, quality of life culture 
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Strong Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Days
  • Paid Holidays

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